Streets Department
Highway Right-of-Way Unit
Municipal Services Building, Room 960
1401 J. F. K. Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1676
(215) 686-5500, (215) 686-5501, (215) 686-5502

Welcome to Street Event Permit Online Application Page

Block Party and Other Event-permits allow you to block off traffic on your street for a party on a weekend or a summer holiday, Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Other Events (Including Birthday Celebrations, Weddings, Proms, Serenades & non-block party events) Maximum six (6) hours and there are NO Rain Dates for these events.

Before You Apply for Your Street Event Permit

  • Download and complete the Streets Event Petition Signature Form (instructions below).
  • Applications for Block Party must have a petition signed by 75% of the households (including 75% of any apartment complex) on the block and Other Event must have a petition signed by 90% of the households (including 90% of any apartment complex) on the block.
  • Scan the completed Street Event Petition Signature Form into a .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, or .gif file.
  • Store the file on the Smart phone, computer, or tablet you are using to fill out this Street Event Application so that you can upload it during the application process
  • Follow local COVID-19 public health guidance (Block Party and Other event) .
    • COVID-19 public Guideline
  • Please be patient while we process your application. We respectfully request that you hold off on contacting us until your event is less than 7 calendar days before event, and you have not yet been contacted. Contact information At that point, we appreciate you letting us know if your application has not yet been processed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Applications for Weekday Block Party or Street Festival Permits are not offered online at this time. To apply for Weekday Block Party, see the Permit Application Process.

Instructions for Submitting a Street Event Application

Please review the rules and restrictions related to Street Event permits before applying on-line. They are available on-line using the links below:

The following information is required:

  • The correct spelling of your first and last name.
  • A valid e-mail address where we can send your application’s status and your official permit.
  • A home address on the same block as the one you are applying.
  • A working cell phone number, for the best person to contact regarding the application/permit
  • A Street Event Petition Signature Form completed as described below.
  • Credit card, debit card or bank account information for on-line payment.The application will not be approved without payment.

Application Fees for Street Event

Important Notice: The fee assessed for this permit represents the cost of processing the application and issuing the permit and is non-refundable. Payment is not accepted until police have approved your application. Please allow up to two weeks for police approvals.

  • $25.00 - Application and payment received at least 21 calendar days before event.
  • $60.00 - Application and payment received less than 21 days before event.
  • $150.00 - Other Events(Including Birthday Celebrations,Weddings,Proms,Serenades & other non-block party events)

Reminder:Street Event applications and payment must be received at least 5 business days before the event date.

Fees for Making Permit Payments Online

  • $1.95 - Payments made by credit or debit card.
  • 35¢ - Payments made by checking account.